No Proporta Portable Laptop Battery :(

Proporta Portable Laptop BatteryAfter playing with the EEE for a while, I remembered that I have a Proporta Portable Laptop Battery (“PLB”) sitting in the back of a cupboard, unused since I discovered it didn’t have the right tips for my Samsuny laptop, and wondered whether it would work with the EEE. It was more hoping that wondering, really – the PLB is a great accessory, which, when I was travelling with my work laptop, made a huge difference to the amount of work I was able to get done on the flight, and the ability to power the EEE off the mains for even longer seemed a fantastic proposition.

It was then that I realised that the PLB puts out 16/19v, and the EEE requires 9.5v, so it wasn’t going to work, which is a shame… Oh well!

3 Responses to No Proporta Portable Laptop Battery :(

  1. Fluffywings says:

    You could probably make a DC/DC converter for cheap. Just need a Voltage regulator and 2 resistors.

  2. p1ip1i says:

    Hmm… could be worth looking into. Thanks for the tip!


  3. sparky at says:

    The AC adapter of the eee pc is rated at 2.315ampers/220V, so a simple 12V>9.5V voltage regulator will become really hot and low efficient. I suggest to find a car adapter for a notebook pc with 9.5V output and connect it to your portable battery.

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